In the past years, the trend towards more natural looking makeup gained in popularity and we love it! The no-makeup makeup look neither requires many products nor the most professional skills. Just little flourishes, like filled-in brows, a tiny bit of mascara and a dash of color on your cheeks and lips will enhance your true beauty and define your face in a much more natural way than a more lavish look.

In the following we listed the easy 5-step formula that is a foolproof guide on how to make minimal effort look the prettiest. You should be able to get it done in just 5 minutes or less. Thank us later and take a look into your new, highly efficient beauty routine!

These 5 essential products are all you need

1) Brow pencil

We are sure you are already aware of the fact that brows can change the entire look and shape of a face. Thus, of course the first step of creating a gorgeous no-makeup makeup look focuses on this fundamental part of your face. We recommend opting for a brow pencil as the preferred product in order to fill in the gaps in a natural way. Just give your brows a little bit of a definition and go for a slightly lighter shade than your natural hair color. Benefit Cosmetics offers amazing micro sculpting pencils and Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Brow Wiz color range is extensive and for sure makes you find the most flattering shade.

Source: Benefit Cosmetics

2) Mascara

All it needs is a tiny bit of black mascara to open your eyes and make you look more awake and fresh. Use defining mascara that can be either applied once or in two coats. Our favorites are Laura Mercier’s Extra Lash Sculpting Mascara as well as Hourglass’s Film Noir(R) Full Spectrum Mascara.

Source: Hourglass

3) Concealer

Instead of putting on a full-coverage foundation, choose a concealer stick to only cover and/ or highlight the parts of your face that actually need it. In this way, you can preserve your natural glow while getting rid of little flawed areas. Try out a concealer stick from Stila or Black Up and trust us – you’ll love it!

Source: Stila

4) Setting powder

Finding the right powder for softly mattifying and setting your makeup is all you need to do for a flawless finish. You will avoid the unpleasant feeling of having think foundation on the face and rather let your skin breath and radiate naturally. Laura Mercier’s Translucent Loose Setting Powder is one of our go-tos as well as Charlotte Tilbury’s Charlotte’s Genius Under Eye & Face Magic Powder.

5) Lip and cheek color

Last but not least, a special trick to make your no-makeup makeup routine even more efficient is to get a multi-purpose product that is applicable on lips and cheeks. It does not only safe you time and money, but leaves you with a perfectly harmonized looked. In case you haven’t tried out MILK MAKEUP’s Lip + Cheek Quickie yet, we are sorry, but where have you been? Another highly praised product is Charlotte Tilbury’s Beach Lip & Cheek Stick, which we especially love in the colors Moon Beach and Las Salinas .  

Source: Milk Makeup

Our favorite “How To No-makeup makeup” tutorials

To make it even easier for you to step up your game when it comes to no-makeup makeup looks, we spent some time on YouTube for you to find the best tutorials out there – enjoy!

Source: YouTube
Source: YouTube
Source: YouTube

Let us know which products and videos you’ve especially liked or if you have any other favorites that we should add to our wish list.